Who doesn’t love Halloween? It’s a time for costumes, haunted houses, pumpkin-carving and mounds of candy! It’s also the only time of year when you can go out in public dressed up like Batman and nobody will judge you for it in the least. Unlike the holidays that follow it, Halloween doesn’t take itself too seriously. Your family won’t mind if you don’t call them on Halloween and you don’t have to invite everybody over for a grand dinner either. Nope. When it comes to Halloween, a small party is all it takes to get in on the frightening fun! But if a financial emergency’s got you up all hours of the night searching for “payday loans near me”, don’t panic! Here’s 4 tips to find scary savings for this year’s Halloween party.
Holiday decorations don’t come cheap. In fact, if you’re not cautious, shopping for decorations could easily send your budget 6-feet under. This year try making your own spooky decorations at home! Here are a few fun examples:
There are plenty of other Halloween DIY ideas online that are just as easy to follow and won’t cost nearly as much as a trip to Target’s Halloween section. On the plus side, you could get the kids in on the crafty fun too!
Unless you want to drop $100 on six pizzas, it’s best to ghost the mealtimes altogether. Let your party guests know to be at your place around 8PM, well after dinnertime. This way, nobody expects you to provide food, which just so happens to be the biggest budget-buster when it comes to throwing parties. Granted, you can still set up a small buffet of snacks and appetizers for really cheap.
Instead of throwing your money away on physical invitations, use social media to get the word out. There are so many reasons why a Facebook invite is so much better than mailing out physical invitations:
Before the party begins, you might want to hide away certain valuables that could become vulnerable to a party foul. Nothing’s scarier than witnessing your flat screen tv taking a nosedive on the living room floor. That said, consider moving all valuables into a closed off room. You’ll save money on replacements and you probably end up with that much space for the dance floor!
See if you can come up with other ways to save on the Halloween celebrations and put them to practice too. Maybe draw up a Halloween budget? Better yet, why not plan ahead for Christmas while you’re at it? The choice is yours. Have a safe and Happy Halloween!